(Original post by 999tigger)
I dont think you can formally apply for a p/t tc or at least ive never seen them advertised.
You would have to get into a firm and have some strings pulled for you at partner level. I dint think it would carry much weight in a large firm as they have so many paralegals these days. Everything is geared towards f/t.
The problem you have is how do you broach the fact you have chronic fatigue without them getting concerned of how it wll affect yours and by default other peoples work? A small firm that knows you cna make allowances for that, but a commercial medium or large firm I think will have less time for you. I'm sure some people must do p/t, but I vet they have been at their training firms a long time.
That raises the issue of how you are going to fund your GDL and LPC? Are you intending to try and become a paralegal without them?
Any chance you will make a recovery? Thats where my focus would be.
Yeah, I believe that problem dissolves if my work is at an acceptable standard.
I have mentioned below, I will be aiming for small firms, who would be able to get to know me better (due to size of firm) and as such be more accommodating.
Luckily, my GDL and LPC can be privately funded (through myself and parents).
There is a chance of me making a full recovery, however if I am to look at my general trend of health improvements - recovering enough to work full time, at a rough estimate is 4 years away, each year I have improved within university and my friends and family believe or 'believe' depending on whether you think they are speaking based on some psycholgocial deterministic fact, that I will fully recover - it's just more a matter of when.
I mentioned to the previous poster, that if not, I would be able I assume to utilise this combination of GDL & LPC, which at UOL/BPP I *think* can be made into a LLB, and contingently use this by going into an area of work, involving legal work - but not a solicitors.
Thank-you for your reply.